Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Women’s economic empowerment: navigating enablers and constraints

This report details how gender equality, poverty eradication and human development require increased investment in women’s economic empowerment.

Other key findings from the report include:

• World Poll data from 138 countries in 2015 found that on average 36% of women were employed full time for an employer, compared with 44% of men
• Women consistently fare worse than men do in unemployment and underemployment (not working to desired capacity), with 42% of young women underemployed compared with 36% of young men

[Download report, watch video and read related blogs at ODI website]

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